Posted: Thursday, 17 January 2013 4:31AM
Flu-Related Deaths In Indiana Now At 27
State health officials are now reporting 27 deaths due to flu-related illness in Indiana.
The overwhelming majority of the deaths, 24, have occurred in individuals older than 65 years.
By comparison, Indiana had no flu-related deaths during the 2011/12 season and three deaths in the 2010/11 flu season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting that flu-deaths have reached epidemic levels, which simply means the nation is experiencing a higher number of flu-related deaths than was expected.